Mishandling of hazardous materials can have disastrous consequences-at work, at school, in the places you do business and at home. Knowing what you are dealing with, how to minimize exposure, and how to respond when the unthinkable happens, can drastically reduce the potentially life-altering consequences of an encounter with hazardous materials. The intent of this training program is to provide WHMIS Certification, but more importantly, to provide participants with a foundation of knowledge and understanding in order to prevent accidental and long-term exposure to the harmful effects of hazardous workplace materials. Upon successful completion, a certificate will be issued automatically.

  • Introduction
  • Labels
  • Rights and Responsibilities of Workers in WHMIS
  • The WHMIS Classes and their Symbols
  • Supplier Labels
  • Workplace Labels
  • Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  • Exposure to Hazardous Materials
  • Fundamentals of Chemical Safety
  • Helpful resources

Upon successful completion, participants will be able to

  • Know their rights and responsibilities
  • Recognize the WHMIS Symbols and their meaning
  • Understand the types of information provided on supplier labels and workplace labels
  • Read an MSDS and find information on hazards and preventive measures
  • Take basic measures to protect yourself when working with hazardous materials
  • Find additional information on hazardous materials

Federal Legislation: In Canada, an employer shall ensure that workers who work with a controlled product or who are in close proximity to a controlled product, are informed about all hazard information received from a supplier concerning the controlled products, as well as any further hazard information of which the employer is aware or ought to be aware of concerning the use, storage and handling of that controlled product.

Format Classroom: Interactive workshop with formal & informal instruction, video and discussion.

Resources: Supplied: Participant’s manual and handouts.

Evaluation: Full attendance, class participation, written and practical tests for successful completion.

Duration: 4 Hours

Certification: Certificate of Completion and Wallet Card from ABS SafeCom.

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